After much dissatisfaction stemming from the Houston Rockets' locker room, Russell Westbrook was traded to the Washington Wizards in exchange for John Wall on Wednesday, granting the former MVP his rumored desire to move on from Houston after only one season.

Westbrook took to Instagram on Thursday to finally give his first statement since news of the trade broke:

Westbrook was traded to the Rockets during the 2019 offseason in order to serve as the ultimate backcourt complement to James Harden in hopes of finally winning a championship. The end result was futile as the Rockets were eliminated by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the playoffs.

As the offseason began, Westbrook had made it known through several reports that he desired to be traded from Houston, a rumor that he later came to deny. As it would appear however, those rumors remained firm and true now that the UCLA standout has found a new home with the Wizards.

Russell Westbrook had voiced his displeasure with not being allowed to run the offense in a similar setting to his Oklahoma City Thunder days, which ultimately wouldn't be the case with the Rockets. He'll now be reunited with his former head coach Scott Brooks, who may be more open to revitalizing some older plays that benefit Westbrook.

Hopefully this becomes the last stop in Westbrook's career and he's able to mesh well with Bradley Beal. He's now the first MVP in league history to be traded in consecutive seasons.